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Last Fair of the Season!

Tres Pinos, CA: The San Benito County Fair was the last stop of this circus train for the season! The fair is located next to Bolado Park at 9000 Airline Hwy. Tres Pinos, CA 95075. It started on Friday, September 30th and ended today (Sunday, October 2nd). For more information about the fair call (831) 628-3421.

It is the 2nd time Circus Imagination is part of the San Benito County Fair, and we keep on having more fun every year!

Throughout the fair Circus Imagination turned kids ages from 3 to 12 into instant circus performers! The circus featured daily tightrope walkers, wild animals and trainer, clowns, acrobats, cowboys and cowgirls, strongman, butterfly ballerinas, animal parades and even human cannon balls! Check some of the highlights of the 2011 San Benito County Fair for Circus Imagination on the pictures below!

We would like to take a moment to thank everybody that joined our show, as well as those who sat, watched & applauded the kids – your positive encouragement is a big part of their experience when they are on the Circus Imagination stage. We also want to send a big thanks to the San Benito County Fair for having us back this year!

KIDS: Remember to make your own circus in your own backyard this winter, and come tell us all about it next year! Take pictures and send it to us! We are opening a spot on the Circus Imagination Blog to display your Circus Creations! We already have pictures of one family backyard circus to feature soon!

Have a great winter! Hope to see you next year!

Well, see you later alligator!

Santa Cruz County Community TV

Watsonville, CA: Hello world! Get ready for some excitement! While Circus Imagination was at the 2011 Santa Cruz County Fair, we were visited by the crew of the Santa Cruz Community TV. They were on a quest to cover every bit of the fair and we happened to be a stop in the way! You can watch the whole video at the CTV website by clicking on the logo below! For the impatient ones: the Circus Imagination story starts at 6 minutes 30 seconds. We will have the video edited and colored in our youtube CircusImagination channel soon! But check it out now by clicking on the link below!

CTV Presents Fair Days. Coverage of the 2011 Santa Cruz County Fair. This episode Highlights some of our favorite interviews from this past week. Featuring: Pee Wee Livestock Showmanship, Circus Imagination, Fine Arts at the Fair, Harvest Exhibits Tour, Sea Lion Adventures and All-Alaskan Racing Pigs.


See you later alligator!

Santa Cruz Mural

Watsonville,CA: Hello everybody! Circus Imagination had a wondeful time at the 2011 Santa Cruz County Fair!
We would like to thank the fair for having us back this year, big thanks to all the brave volunteers that joined our show as well as the ones who sat at the audience: Thanks for all your laughs you guys rock!
Below are the highlights for the week!
See Circus Imagination next at the San Benito County Fair!
That’s all folks!


Santa Cruz Parent Newsletter

Watsonville, CA: Hello everybody! Circus Imagination is here at the 2011 Santa Cruz County Fair located at 2601 East Lake Ave. Watsonville, CA 95076. For more information about the fair call (831) 724-5671. The SCCF starts today and it goes ’til next Sunday the 18th. Our show times for the week are:


2 PM – 4 PM – 6 PM


1:30 PM – 4 PM – 6 PM


1:30 PM – 4 PM – 6 PM


1:30 PM – 4 PM – 6 PM


11:30 AM – 2 PM – 4 PM


11:30 AM – 2 PM – 4 PM

Today our first show of the day welcomed Tina the Tight Rope Walker, and for the first time at Circus Imagination the princesses Champagne Sisters…. Check them out the picture below. The funniest thing was that on the second show of the day we also had a something new at the circus! Have you ever heard about how intelligent monkeys are? We here at Circus Imagination can prove that theory! We had a gorilla taming a troop of wild animals today! He made a leopard, a lion cub, a pony and a confused monkey roll over and play dead, show their claws, hooves and paws and jump through the hula-loop of fire! The unexpected always happens at out circus! Also on the pictures you can see a little “future-human-cannon-ball” on her dad’s lap with mom as the Strong Circus Woman and Ringmaster Caton posing for a lovely family pic!

We also found this awesome quote about our show in the Santa Cruz Parent Newsletter (for last year) and thought it would be nice to share! Here’s a print screen of the website, or click on the link to see the whole newsletter.

For the 2011 Santa Cruz county Fair Schedule click here.

Well that’s it for today kids!

See you soon!


Gold Country Fair Mural

Auburn, CA: This is the second time Circus Imagination pays a visit to the Gold Country Fair. Again we had a wonderful time at kids world, together with Carmela’s kids contests, Lanky the clown, kids town america and free pony rides! There’s no better place to be at the fair if you are a kid – and there you play for free* & there’s no height limitations to our rides!
We would like to thank the fair for having us here, our great and enthusiastic audience, and of course, our brave volunteers for being part of our show! Thank you kids your smiles make it all worth while for us!
We hope to see you all next year!

Below are some pictures taken throughout the 2011 Gold Country Fair at Circus Imagination.

Next Circus Imagination stop: Santa Cruz County Fair

*with fair admission.


Monterey County Fair Mural

Monterey, Ca: Circus Imagination had a wonderful time this year at the Monterey County Fair!
We would like to thank the fair for having us back this year, our wonderful audience for all the energy and of course, the talented local kids that volunteered to be in our show and became instant circus performers!
We hope to see you all soon! Come visit us at the Santa Cruz County Fair in a couple weeks!
The photos in the montage below were all taken during Circus Imagination shows during the 2011 Monterey County Fair!
That’s all folks!

P.S.: If you have a video of your child – for the parents, or your friend – for the teenagers, link it to our YouTube channel – CircusImagination – we would love to see it! Or send it to us at circus@fairbrat.com

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” – A.E.


Horse ‘N Around

Monterey, CA: Hello everybody! Circus Imagination has been very busy here at the 2011 Monterey County Fair, so let’s catch up!
The first picture below is from Friday’s shows. The highlights are Tina the Tight Rope Walker and Calamity Oakley the Cowgirl – she cames back to be part of our show every year at the MCF since the first time Circus Imagination was here at this fair!
Saturday’s picture is the next one below with the Butterfly Ballerinas and the Cupcake Eating Competition hosted by the Ringmaster & judged by Costumier. It was sponsored by Mrs Delish Designer Cupcakes – who presented us with some out of this world cupcakes! The cherry bomb was definetly my favorite!
Today (Sunday) we had three awesome shows with great and enthusiastic kids and even a come-backer that was part of our show 4 years ago at the Kids Fest in Concord, CA – he is the lion tamer in the last set of pictures with the red curtains. Right next to him check out our new orangutan costume! Isn’t him fuzzy and hugable!?!
We have a couple more pictures to share. Since the fair theme this year is Horse ‘N Around at the fair the Circus Imagination poneys have been on the spotlight day after day! They are such a big hit nobody can get enough of their cuteness!  Photographer Mike Beck took a picture of our circus poney going through the ring of fire! Check it down below!
Last but not least is a picture of Ringmaster Caton & Costumier Carolina with a couple of our darling Circus Friends Wendy Brickman and Jody Hansen!
See you later aligators!
Tomorrow is the last day for Circus Imagination here at the 2011 Monterey County Fair, we have three shows at 1 PM, 3 PM & 5 PM! Come be a circus performer for a day under the blue & yellow Big Top!


Here we go again!

Napa, CA: Hello kids! Today is the last day of the 2011 Napa Town & Country Fair.
Circus Imagination had three shows today, first one at 3 PM was the biggest! CLICK HERE to watch a short video of little Tina the Tight Rope Walker and her awesome balancing skills!
Second circus of the day was at 5:30 PM and we had a bunch of ‘come-backers’ to volunteer and cheer our audience up!
Last circus show of the fair was at 7:30 PM and it featured Tina the Tight Rope Walker, Wild Animal Trainer with his troop of ferocious animals and the amazing Human Cannon Ball!
Circus Imagination is so happy to be part of the 2011 Napa Town & Country Fair. We would like to thank the community for all the support and also all the kids that volunteered and watched our show! Thank you for all your laughter and joy!
We hope to see you again next year!
Here we go again! Next fair: Antelope County Fair!

Circus the day away!

Napa, CA: Howdy Ho! Today was another beautiful day here at the 2011 Napa Town & Country Fair. Circus Imagination’s first show was at 3 PM and we had Tina the Tight Rope Walker, Wild Animal Trainer and his troop of ferocious animals, Champagne Sisters all the way from Paris, France, the amazing Cowboy and the Human CannonBall!
Second and third shows of the day were at 5:30 PM & 7:30 PM and they both had cute highlights. In one circus we had a 2 year-old monkey that went through the Holla-loop of fire  holding hands with his ‘big’ 5 year-old sister – so adorable! In the other circus we had the final full-circle performance of an ‘all-time volunteer’. Let me explain, she has pretty much been every part possible in the show throughout this fair – as long as the costume fits – and on this last show she was Tina the Tight Rope Walker! (a part we usually save for younger girls, but there are no restrictions!) – She’s the girl with the butterfly face – our own exclusive circus face painting design!
Well that’s it for today! See you later alligator!


Back in Napa Valley

Napa, CA: Hello everyone! Circus Imagination is now at the Napa Town & Country Fair! Yesterday was opening day an everything seemed perfect, at least for us: The temperature was around the 70’s and the circus tent is located beside the FREE Clover Ice Cream Booth for the duration of the fair!
The first show of the day was at 3 PM and we had Tina the Tight Rope Walker, Marquina the Wild animal trainer and her troop of ferocious lions, elephants and leopards, Champagne Sisters from Paris, France and the talented 6 year-old Keyra from Napa, CA as Calamity Oakley the Cowgirl. Check out her picture below. Second and third shows followed at 5:30 PM and
7:30 PM, both with 4 acts each and about 10 volunteers per show.
Today is kids day at the 2011 Napa Town & Country Fair, that means we had more than enough volunteers all day to fill up all our acts and performances! And that makes us happy! First show was at 3 PM and brought the biggest crowd, check out the picture below of Tina the Tight Rope Walker and the big enthusiastic audience behind her.
Second show of Thursday was at 5:30 PM and it was a great circus with an awesome loud audience and about 20 volunteers in the show!
Third show of the day, at 7:30 PM featured Tina thoe Tight Rope Walker, Butterfly Ballerinas and Clarence the Clown, Calamity Oakley the Cowgirl, Champagne Sisters from Paris, France (Performed by two adorabable and funny local teenagers who totally cracked us up! See their picture below) and the amazing Human Cannon Ball!
Well that’s it for today! Come see us at the 2011 Napa Town & Country Fair located at 575 3rd Street, Napa, CA 94559-2701. For information about the fair call (707) 253- 49 00. 
You can find Circus Imagination right by the fair entrance, underneath the giant yellow & blue Big Top everyday at 3 PM, 5:30 PM & 7:30 PM!